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[texts]To the West - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
At fifteen hours this is a fairly long book for this author. It starts with two young men working as clerks in the offices of a tyrannical auctioneer. Fed up with his unpleasant behaviour they give up their jobs and determine to set out for British Columbia. To get there they must take passage in a ship going round the Horn, and up to San Francisco. Then they have to make their way further up the coast to their destination...
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Downloads: 911
[texts]The Crystal Hunters - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
A tense tale, such as we expect of George Manville Fenn. A group of English people are in the Swiss Alps. But it is not just the beauties of the scenery they are after, but crystals which may sometimes be found in caves near the top of the glaciers. They manage to find a guide who promises to be discreet about what they do. But someone else is on the mountain, and he is just as interested in what they are up to, and what they find, as they are themselves...
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Downloads: 387
[texts]Sail Ho! - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This appears to be one of Fenn's later novels, and is just as exciting and full of tension as are his earlier ones. The hero is a seventeen-year-old boy called Alison Dale. We have never heard of a boy called Alison before, but this one is pretty tough, and already knew a lot about seamanship even before he went to sea, on account of having often sailed in his father's large yachts. Hopefully most boys on their first cruise to sea won't have anything like the adventures that befell Master Alison...
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[texts]The King's Esquires - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This excellent book is, as always with this author, a constant succession of tense moments. Dated at the beginning of the 1500s, the action starts in the Court of the King of France. He is fretting because at some time in the past, when the English ruled part of France, one of the French Crown Jewels, a beautiful ruby, was taken from France and put among the English Crown Jewels. So Francis, the King, decides on going to England on a visit to the English King, the young Henry the Eighth, finding...
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Downloads: 350
[texts]Trapped by Malays - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This is good lively yarn by the master of suspense. There is continuous action throughout the book, and you are kept on your toes wondering how we are going to get through the latest apparent disaster. Sometimes just a little reminiscent of The Middy and the Ensign, set in a similar location, with similar personnel, but different enough to escape too much criticism. Makes a good audiobook. George Manville Fenn lived from 1831 to 1909, and was a prolific writer of boys' adventure stories...
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Downloads: 883
[texts]The Powder Monkey - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This is a very short book, probably intended for a younger market than most of Fenn's books. An old seaman finds a ragged and hungry young boy, to whom he talks, finding out that the boy was being brought up by an aunt and her brother. The uncle used to beat the boy too severely to bear, and he had run away from home. The seaman, Jack Jeens, decides to take charge of the boy, but both of them are taken by the press-gang, and end up serving on HMS Victory...
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Downloads: 609
[texts]Massa George - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
George Bruton, son of Captain Bruton is a young teenager. His father's plantation is in Georgia. The time is around the middle of the eighteenth century. Although not keen on the idea of slavery, Captain Bruton determines that he will buy one of them and will try to treat him extremely well. The man has a son, whom the family nickname Pompey, Pomp for short. Eventually these two become relaxed, realising that there will be no hard treatment for them, and the two boys, George and Pomp, become fas...
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Downloads: 343
[texts]Fire_Island - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This is good vintage Fenn, with dreadful situation following dreadful situation, and the heroes (mostly) managing to get out of it somehow. Right up to the last chapter the reader never knows how the problems that throw themselves upon a little group of naturalists and the sailors that brought them to the island on which all these frightening events occur, will be solved. George Manville Fenn lived from 1831 to 1909, and was a prolific writer of boys' adventure stories...
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[texts]Middy and Ensign - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This was the first Manville Fenn book I ever encountered, and I loved it at first sight. So much so that I had put nearly fifty of his books on the website within a couple of years, although, writing in 2005, two years ago I had never heard of Manville Fenn. HMS Startler is on patrol up the Parang River in the Malay peninsula. On board are the midshipman, Bob Roberts, and the ensign, Tom Long. Their friendly bickering goes on throughout the book...
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Downloads: 600
[texts]Marcus, the Young Centurion - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
Marcus is eighteen, and his father had been a great Roman General, Cracis, who had fallen from grace some years before and was living quietly, farming in a small way in southern Italy. An old ex-soldier, Serge, works on the farm, and is helping to bring Marcus up. Marcus would like to be a soldier, and is encouraged in this by Serge, but his father has forbidden any discussion of the topic. One day a stranger comes to the door...
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Downloads: 412
[texts]Gil the Gunner - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This is a very long book from this author. Gilbert Vincent, very young at the time, joins the army to serve in India. Various battles and engagements take place, as a result of which Gil gets injuries, and spends a lot of time unconscious or recovering. At one stage he is captured by the local Rajah, who is extremely wealthy, and who takes a shine to our hero, making sure that he is treated extremely well by his domestic servants...
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Downloads: 472
[texts]Brownsmith's Boy - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This is an absolutely delightful book, which has most of its early action in a market garden, and then more in another one. The author is a great naturalist, and he has much to teach us about the way in which work should be done to raise fruit and vegetables to be taken to London daily for the market. Somehow that sounds boring but there is so much action entwined with these facts that they are made far from boring...
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[texts]Yussuf the Guide - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
Lawrence is a boy in his late teens, who has consumption, which makes him feel very tired and helpless. He says one day that he would love a holiday somewhere hot and sunny. He has no relations, but there is a guardian, a local lawyer; and a doctor and a retired professor elect to go to Turkey with him, to look at the antiquities. They travel first to Greece, where they find a lot of dishonesty, in particular in the crew of the little ship in which they sail to Turkey...
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[texts]Cutlass and Cudgel - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
In some ways this book is reminiscent of "The Lost Middy", by the same author, but I suppose that with a similar theme, a nosey midshipman taken prisoner by a gang of smugglers, there are bound to be other points of similarity. Anyway, it is a good fast-moving story, with lots of well-drawn human interest. It starts off with a comic scene, where the Excise patrol vessel is cruising near an area suspected of being heavily involved with smuggling...
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Downloads: 337
[texts]Featherland; or, How the Birds lived at Greenlawn - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
As he explains in the last paragraph the book was written for the amusement of two little girls who were fond of leaning up against his knee, and asking him to tell them a story. Fenn was a very good naturalist, and I feel sure that he enjoyed looking out at the birds on the lawn, and seeing their reactions to one another. From this he has gone on to add occasional snatches of English speech, to illustrate to the girls the way the birds, and a few other animals (the dog, the cat, the bees, a hed...
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[texts]Witness to the Deed - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This is indeed rather an extraordinary book, in many ways not in the usual style of Fenn, yet in others in a style that few but Fenn could rise to. One of the problems with this book is that, at least in the early chapters, there are flashbacks in the text, most unusual in the nineteenth century, though regrettably an oft-used device in the writing of today. This does make it difficult to follow the story, but you just have to push on with the work, and you will be rewarded in the end...
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[texts]King o' the Beach - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This book was written just before the end of the century, when it would have been expected that travel by steamer was pretty safe. Carey, a teenage boy making his way by steamer "Chusan" to meet his parents in Australia, becomes very friendly with the ship's doctor, and also with one of the seamen, Bob Bostock. But somewhere out in the Indian Ocean he has an accident, falling from the ship's rigging, and is unconscious and possibly may not live...
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[texts]Our Soldier Boy - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
Well, this certainly is a departure from the usual Fenn style. Suspense as always there certainly is, but the intended audience is much younger than his usual teenager one. The date is the Peninsular War, in Portugal. A British family of merchants in Portugal are unaware of the intensity of the nearby fighting in the vicinity. They are at their country home, and go out for a few minutes, leaving their eight-year old son with the servants...
Downloads: 467
[texts]The New Forest Spy - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
The hero, living in a big house in the New Forest, is a teenager, Waller Froy. His father is away, and he is out fishing in the Forest, when he encounters a strange boy of his own age. Initially they each assume the other to be an adversary, but Waller then realises that the other boy is harmless, and has become lost from a party of Jacobite gentlemen from France. Of course this is ridiculous, because we are now in the days of King George the Third, and no Jacobite revival is likely or possible,...
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Downloads: 347
[texts]The Adventures of Don Lavington - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
Lindon, known as Don, is a boy in his late teens who has left school, and who lives with his mother and uncle Josiah, his father being dead, and works as a clerk in the office, the business being sugar and tobacco importation, in Bristol, England, which he does not much like. One day some money is missing from the office. It's pretty obvious who the thief is, but Uncle Josiah continues to accuse Don...
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Downloads: 358
[texts]Steve Young; or, The Voyage of the "Hvalross" to the Icy Seas - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
Steve Young is an orphan whose uncle, Captain Young, has disappeared on a voyage to the Spitzbergen area, well to the north of Britain. Some of the Captain's friends charter a Norwegian vessel to go in search of him, and, much to the disgust of the ship's doctor, who thinks boys are nothing but a nuisance, Steve goes with them. Steve is a sixteen year old, unconscious of his own good looks, but needing a few hard lessons in life, which the trip provides in plenty...
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[texts]The Queen's Scarlet - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
The 17-year old Sir Richard Frayne, Baronet, and his cousin Mark, are both at a coach for the Army exam, after which, if successful, they would join the Army as officers. But Mark is seen to be a cad and liar, and there is a fight between them, Mark being apparently dead. Dick, who is a good musician, goes off with his flute in its case, intending to make his way to a city where there is an Army barracks and a Naval port, presumably Chatham, since we are in Kent...
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Downloads: 428
[texts]Through Forest and Stream - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
The book is apparently quite genuinely by George Manville Fenn, judging by its style and content. Yet it does not appear on any list of his books, and copies of it seem to be very rare. For that reason we have not been able to put a verified publication date on the book. It does not even appear in the British Library's catalogue, indicating that it was possibly not registered for copyright. It is fairly short, taking but three hours to read aloud...
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[texts]The Adventures of Rob Harlow, a tale of the Grand Chaco - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
A small private naturalist's expedition is about to take place up one of the Paraguay rivers. The eponymous hero, Rob Harlow, is a teenager. They are going to be rowed up the river, and the larger vessel that had brought then there, with its Italian captain, is to wait for them. The captain's son, Giovanni, is very keen to come with them, and his father thinks it would be a very good idea. The other adults on the trip are not so happy about the responsibility, but eventually he is allowed to com...
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Downloads: 477
[texts]Old Gold, The Cruise of the Jason Brig - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
Here we have yet another suspense-filled adventure novel by Fenn. There seems to be no end to the situations into which the people in the book can get themselves, and from which there seem to be no escape. A couple of wealthy Englishmen are determined to sail as far as they can up one of the great rivers of South America, perhaps the Orinoco or perhaps the Amazon. At the time this has never before been done...
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Downloads: 557
[texts]The Bag of Diamonds - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This is a short book, and indeed later editions added some short stories to bring the book up to a respectable size. The story is also unusual for this author, for much of the action takes place on the lower floors of a doctor's house in nineteenth century London. The edition used was one of the worst-printed books your reviewer has ever seen, yet with diligence the story has been extracted from it and is here presented...
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Downloads: 788
[texts]A Life's Eclipse - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This is a short book by G.M. Fenn's usual standards, but you will enjoy reading it. The hero is John Grange, a young gardener on Mrs. Mostyn's estate, who finds himself to be in love with Mary Ellis, the daughter of the bailiff, James Ellis. But as he is no more than an under-gardener Ellis is angry with him for even thinking of Mary. There is an accident when John has ascended a large cedar tree that had lost a bough in a gale, and a broken branch needed to be tidied up...
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[texts]Principal books by George Manville Fenn - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
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[texts]Roy Royland; or, The Young Castellan - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This book was originally published under the name "Roy Royland"; or, "The Young Castellan". The edition we used was printed in the US, and for some reason was not given its full name. A Castellan is a person in charge of a castle, and that is what young Roy Royland has become, while his father, Sir Granby Royland, is away defending his king. For the time is about 1640, and there is a move afoot in the country of England to do away with the monarchy...
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Downloads: 259
[texts]In Honour's Cause - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This book is set in the Court of George the First, a Hanoverian King who was not very popular. To make himself feel more comfortable he had introduced into his Court a number of German people, and also Dutch ones. The hero of the story is 17-year old Frank Gowan, who is a page in the ante-room of the Prince of Wales, the King's eldest son. His father is an officer in the King's Guard. Another page is Andrew, whose father is pro-Jacobite, as Andrew is himself...
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Downloads: 306
[texts]Nat the Naturalist - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
Nat's mother and father have died, and he is being brought up by an aunt and uncle, the latter being his mother's brother. His aunt does not care at all for boys, and in particular makes sniping remarks at Nat the whole time. But Nat's uncle is very fond of him, and they are great friends. But enter the aunt's brother, a famous naturalist, back from some trip in South America. Nat, who has already shown great interest in collecting specimens from nature, is enthralled, helps him to stuff and cat...
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Downloads: 540
[texts]Crown and Sceptre - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
I groaned a bit when I saw that this story was about the Civil War in England, in the mid-seventeenth century. But I soon realised that it was a very good story, told in the tension-laden Fenn style. We start off in the Devon coombes (valleys near the sea) with two families that are close friends. The Markhams live at The Hall, while the Forresters live at The Manor. There are two teenage boys: Scarlett Markham and Fred Forrester...
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Downloads: 419
[texts]The Devon Boys - A Story of the North Shore - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
As per the title, the story revolves round the cliffs of the north shore of Devon, in South West England. It is 1752. There are three local teenage boys, who are all boarders at the nearby Barnstaple Grammar School. It is the summer holidays. Bob Chowne is the son of a local doctor, and is a bit cross in his manner; Bigley Uggleston is the son of a local fisherman (or smuggler), and is a very pleasant-mannered boy; while Sep Duncan, the "I" of the story, is the son of Arthur John Duncan, a naval...
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Downloads: 778
[texts]Hollowdell Grange - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This is one of Fenn's earliest books. The theme is that a boy from London goes down to stay in the country with his cousins, where the way of life is so very different, and challenging, from all that he had known in the great city. The descriptions of country life of those days are very well done, but we must make one warning--that many of the countrymen we meet in the story speak with a strong Lincolnshire accent, and the author has done his best to represent these sounds with what must very of...
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Downloads: 259
[texts]Begumbagh, a story of the Indian Mutiny, and other stories - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This book of short stories is an excellent read in the usual Fenn style of suspense. "How does he get out of this one?" is always in the reader's mind. Most of the book is taken up with a story about the plight of the British members of a small garrison, during the Indian Mutiny. The second story is about half as long, and is a well-written and extremely plausible story about a house owned by an old gentleman of ancient lineage, where there is a collection of gold plate which was said to be an "...
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Downloads: 561
[texts]Will of the Mill - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
A Huguenot settlement in the Derbyshire dales, in the middle of England, in the mid-nineteenth century. The Vicar's son, and the mill-owner's son are great friends. They become friends with a visiting artist, who is lodging in the house of one of the key-workers at the Mill, where they manufacture silk. The artist falls down an old mine-shaft up in the hills, and the boys find him. At home they are missed and a rescue party is sent out, and finds them all...
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Downloads: 240
[texts]A Dash from Diamond City - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
The setting is South Africa, during the Boer war. Two young men are sent from Mafeking with important despatches which they have to get back to the General at Kimberley, travelling through Boer-occupied country, and meeting with many mishaps. Just before they finally arrive they are both severely wounded, and are unconscious for a fortnight. Luckily the despatches, which had been sewn into a jacket, now filthy and blood-stained, are still to be found, though there had been the idea that the jack...
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Downloads: 461
[texts]The Ocean Cat's-Paw - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
Here we have a full-length book by an excellent author at the very top of his powers. The time is set at the end of the Napoleonic War, and continues into the ensuing peace. The young hero is first found fishing in a Dartmoor stream, when he is interrupted by the arrival of a young Frenchman, who, it turns out, has just escaped from Dartmoor, where the prisoners-of-war were being kept. Rodd helps him to hide from pursuit...
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Downloads: 537
[texts]Dick of the Fens - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
A number of the actors in this tale speak in a broad Lincolnshire Fenland dialect, which may make it a little hard for some readers. Some of the more unusual words are annotated in square brackets. The Squire sees the gradually encroaching bog and marsh in his land, and realises that with drainage he could reclaim this as good farm land. On the other hand some of the locals would rather see the fen remain, along with their various occupations, and the wonderful and fragile wet-land natural histo...
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[texts]'Tention - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
A young private, Penton Gray, known as Pen, is injured during an engagement in the Peninsular War. When he comes to he finds that the boy bugler, Punch, from his regiment, is lying injured close by. The British troops are near, but the area where the boys are is occupied by the French, who are the enemy. The boys need to recover from their wounds, and then to get back to their regiment. They have numerous adventures, and meet several people who help them, including the deposed Spanish King...
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[texts]Fitz the Filibuster - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
Another well-written book of nautical adventure by a writer who is a master of suspense. Our hero is a young midshipman called Fitzgerald Burnett, but always known as Fitz. The warship in which he serves is on Channel Patrol, and they are on the lookout for a smuggler who is running arms to a friendly Central American small Republic. They get more caught up in the struggle that is going on in that country, and so take part in several small fights and other tense situations...
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Downloads: 270
[texts]The Golden Magnet - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
Books by George Manville Fenn are full of dreadful situations which the reader cannot see the way out of. This one is no exception, in fact we would easily say that it is one of his best. Harry goes adventuring, and with him goes Tom, a young worker at Harry's father's soap-boiling factory. Tom is wonderful. He gets Harry out of numerous dire situations, and the book would not work without him. He is down-to-earth, and full of commonsense and energy...
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Downloads: 334
[texts]Sappers and Miners - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This must be one of Manville Fenn's very best books. The suspense is totally gripping, right to the very end. Normally Fenn places his moments of terror at the very end of a chapter, so that this book with 52 chapters must have quite a few of them. When preparing this book for publication on the web, the editor was truly sorry when the work ended, so greatly had he enjoyed every moment of it. The action takes place in Cornwall, in and around an old tin-mine, possibly dating back to Roman and Pho...
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Downloads: 382
[texts]Jungle and Stream; or, Two Boys in Siam - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This story is so packed with action that it is hard to know where to begin. There is a small colony of Europeans in this part of Siam (now Thailand), and there is the King in his Palace, a very modern-thinking man, who loves his people and works incessantly for their good. There is a sort of second King, who takes the totally opposite view of progress, and wants to halt and reverse the steps forward taken by the King...
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Downloads: 755 (1 review)
[texts]Menhardoc - A Tale of Cornish Nets and Mines - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
In passing, the title of the book, Menhardoc, never once appears in the body-text of the book. But it has a sort of mysterious Cornish sound to it, and that does the trick. Mr. Temple and his two 15 or 16 year old twin sons have come to stay for the summer holidays in a Cornish fishing village. The two boys are very different. Arthur, or Taff, is very foppish and afraid of getting wet, hurt, or in any way inconvenienced...
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Downloads: 439
[texts]Bunyip Land - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
Joe Carstairs is a boy on a farm in Australia. His father is a keen naturalist who, some years before had set off for New Guinea in search of specimens, and never been heard of again. Joe is old enough to mount a search expedition, and takes with him a local doctor and an aboriginal worker on his farm. They find themselves joined by a stowaway, Jimmy, whose father is a squatter (farmer) nearby, together with his dog, Gyp...
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[texts]Brave and True - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
Although Fenn's name appears on the cover, and on the title-page, he does not appear to have written more than one of the stories, and the story that gave its name to the book was not by him. There are several stories that were not signed by an author's name, so we have a mystery there. They were probably just using Fenn's name to sell the book. The target audience appears to be seven- or eight-year-olds; certainly not the sixteen-year-olds that Fenn generally aimed for...
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Downloads: 446
[texts]Glyn Severn's Schooldays - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
Glyn Severn and the Maharajah of Dour, both about 15 or 16, have been sent together to an English Boarding School. Glyn's father has been for many years a Colonel in the Maharajah's father's army, but now the old Maharajah is dead, and his son, known at school as "Singh", has inherited the title. The Colonel is Singh's guardian. There are the usual schoolboyish rivalries and fights, in particular involving a nasty individual called Slegge...
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[texts]To Win or to Die - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This is a tough tale about tough men. Right from the first chapter we are living with men who are fighting for survival, the enemy being as often as not other men who would rob them. Chapter after chapter leaves the heroes in some new desperate plight, which, when overcome, is almost at once replaced by yet another one. It is not a very long book, and it is very well illustrated, but it is a breathless race from one peril to the next...
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[texts]The Peril Finders - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
This is a long and excellent book, though a rare one, and is George Manville Fenn at his very best. It starts in California, where several settlers had been trying to gain a living as fruit-growers, but the various blights and insects were getting the upper hand, and failure was in the air all round. One day an aged and deranged old prospector comes there, having walked in from the mountains and salt-plains, many hundreds of miles away...
Keywords: Athelstane; George; Manville; Fenn; Peril; Finders; PDF; HTML; TXT; ZIP
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